Nagpur: City witnessed Ravan Dahan (burning of Ravan’s effigies) at various places on the occasion of Vijaydashmi on Tuesday, October 11. Like every year the main event was been organised at Kasturchand Park by Sanathan Dharm Yuvak Sabha. The venue was full to the brim with people thronging to enjoy the spectacle. Apart from Ravan Dahan, effigies of demons Meghnad and Kumbhakarna were also burned to mark of victory good over evil.
This is the 65th year of the Ravan Dahan programme by this organization. The effigy of Ravan was set on fire by North Nagpur MLA Dr Milind Mane while Meghnad and Kumbhakarna were set ablaze by industrialist Nilesh Agrawal and Suraj Agrawal-Manish Agrawal duo.
The burning of three effigies of the demons triggered blazing of fireworks. A variety of crackers lit the night sky with an array of colours much to the joy of spectators. The display of fireworks was managed by Karvatkar Brothers. The variety of firecrackers too were unique in more ways than one. They were named after Bollywood and Hollywood films such as Udta Punjab, Prince, Black Card, Blackberry, Rambo, Dongri Ka Raja, Munnabhai Kal, Tiger Jinda Hai, etc.
This year’s event at KP Ground also witnessed a number of foreigners in attendance and enjoying it with awe. A 10X20 feet video screen put at the venue flashed each and every moment of the colourful programme live. Religious songs were reverberating the venue before the main programme commenced.
Fadnavis, Gadkari grace Jaitala programme:
Similarly, the Ravan Dahan was also organized at Jaitala, Rajabaxa and at other places in the city. In the programme organized at Jaitala Market premises, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Mayor Pravin Datke, MLC Anil Sole and other dignitaries were prominently present. The organizers of Ravan Dahan here were Vijay Raut, Kishore Wankhede, Nitin Selgote, Dattu Wankhede, Shalik Kadu, Balu Dhopavkar, and Balu Wagh. A large number of people witnessed the annual event.